Tag Archive: dice

Aug 29

GM Advice – Modified Skill Challenges

Skill Challenges, as far as I’m aware, first made their appearance in D&D 4e. The idea was to present a challenge to the players that had to be defeated or overcome through use of Skill or Ability Checks checks – almost like a combat encounter, but with less stabbing. So, for example – navigating through …

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Oct 26

GM Advice – The Dice Matter

    The dice matter. There are times when I wish they didn’t, but they do. As a player, I go into most games with the goal of rolling dice the least amount of times possible. If never is an option, that’s what I’m going for. I really enjoy the social aspect of role playing and …

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Sep 14

Dungeon Talk Episode 24 pt2: FATE FTW

Here is part two of our discussion.  We cover a mailbag question about DM’s and players working together to create environments. Enjoy! As always, thanks for listening and comments/feedback are welcomeThanks!! Thanks for listening. We hope you enjoy. Comments and Feedback are always welcome. Thanks!! ~Michael E-mail us at Podcast@TheRpgAcademy Follow us on twitter @TheRpgAcademy …

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Nov 21

Dungeon Talk: Episode 10 – Is this thing on?

Hello All, Here is Dungeon Talk: Episode 10.  The title comes from the fact that we started twice before we were actually recording (once for about 45 minutes . . .) and then on take 3 we started laughing at ourselves and had to start over again. We had a couple suggestions for topics from …

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Sep 15

Live Play Podcast – Coming Soon!

Hello all, Evan and I have been working toward recording our D&D Games and then posting them on the site.  Our current issue has been the audio quality. We play in my basement which is unfinished so it’s cavernous and does not have very good acoustics.  On top of that, the furnace kicks on and …

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Sep 15

The Random-izer

The Random-izer The First thing you need to know about the Random-izer is that I, Michael AKA-Mumbles, roll 2d20’s for everything when I play. I haven’t “always” done this, but I have done it for a very long time.  Psychologically I think my dice roll better when I do this. I always use two different …

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Sep 06

Dungeon Talk Episode 5: More than Necessary

Michael and I took vacations and just got back this week so we recorded and will resume our weekly game this Monday.  We had another guest with us this week.  His name is Jared and he recently joined our weekly game.  He has been playing for many years and has a lot of DM xp. …

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Aug 14

House Rule: The Matrix – Just the basics

Morpheus: Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself. You would create the Matrix by having each of your Players roll a stat in turn using whatever method you would normally use.  You would record them in order going left to right (row 1). Once you …

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Aug 14

House Rule: The Matrix – An Alternative method for starting PC stats

The Matrix   One of the topics Evan and I plan on covering in an upcoming Dungeon Talk Episode is starting a new game. We believe that our audience will mostly be made up of newer Players and newer DM’s, so we wanted to give some thoughts on getting started. This article will cover an …

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Aug 14

House Rule: The “Bitch” and the “Whine”

The “Bitch” and the “Whine” This is a house rule I’ve been using for years. Basically during each gaming session the group has the option to declare any Die roll as the “Bitch” and then have that die re-rolled and take the new result. If the group decided to do this a second time during …

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